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bug#17856: Unmatched right parenthesis in ERE

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#17856: Unmatched right parenthesis in ERE
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:06:40 -0700

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> address@hidden wrote:
>> Y'all might want to consider basing RE_SYNTAX_POSIX_EGREP
>> off of RE_SYNTAX_POSIX_EXTENDED; that would have gotten this case.
> At some point we should clean out those old RE_SYNTAX_* macros; half of them
> are just plain wrong anyway.  However, doing that will require a fix to
> glibc, which would take quite a long time to propagate through, and in the
> meantime the attached patch should suffice.  I've installed it and it should
> appear in the next grep release.  Thanks for reporting the bug, Nathan.

And thank you for the complete fix, Paul.

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